Child Protection Specialist, NOC at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)


The United Nations Children's Fund is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children around the world. Their Headquarter is currently located at 14a Lugard Ave, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Child Protection Specialist, NOC is needed at the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

JOB TITLE: Child Protection Specialist, NOC

Job Number: 531049
LOCATION: Abuja, Nigeria
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment

How can you make a difference?

  • The Child Protection Specialist reports to the Chief, Child Protection or Child Protection Manager for guidance and general supervision
  • The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Child Protection programme(s) and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the child protection programmes/projects within the country programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes
  • H/She facilitates the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and well being as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks and UN intergovernmental bodies.

Key Responsibilities
Support to programme/project development and planning:

  • Support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis for the child protection programmes/projects to ensure that current and comprehensive data on child protection issues is available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on child rights and protection, and to set programme priorities, strategies, and design and implementation plans. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery.

 To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have..

  • An Advanced University Degree in one of the following fields is required: International Development, Human Rights, Psychology, Sociology, International Law, or another relevant Social Science field. An additional two years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of an Advanced Degree
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in child protection related areas is required.
  • Relevant experience in programme development in child protection related areas in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered an asset.
  • Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate

  • UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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Job Features

Job CategoryNGO / Community Services
Deadline21st April, 2020, 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (West Africa Standard Time).
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